Platinum-selling Country Artist to Host Memorial Day Weekend Special Featuring Country Music Stars and Military Veterans

NEW YORK, NY – April 23, 2019 –Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces that recent ACM-award winner and platinum-selling singer/songwriter, Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson, will host Westwood One’s Annual “Summer Kick-Off” special. This four-hour broadcast is available for radio stations nationwide to air over Memorial Day weekend.

Janson will play the most popular summertime hits from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, and some of his own hits, including his new single, “Good Vibes.” Many of the artists will also share personal Memorial Day memories.

Memorial Day also marks a time of reflection and gratitude for our military veterans. The broadcast also will honor our U.S. Armed Forces and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Some of our military veterans will join Janson in the tribute.

Stations can air Westwood One’s Summer Kick-Off with Chris Janson any time Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2019, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight.

Janson is a platinum-selling, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Janson’s new song, “Good Vibes,” is the debut single from his forthcoming third studio album. His sophomore album, Everybody, produced his second No. 1 hit single, “Fix A Drink,” the chart-topping follow-up to his No. 1 debut smash “Buy Me A Boat.” Janson won his first ACM Award earlier this month for “Video of the Year” for his hit “Drunk Girl.” The song was also nominated for a CMA Award and won Music Row “Song of the Year.” It’s been called “the most important song to come out of Nashville in years.” Janson is the only artist in 2018 who opened the CMA Awards and closed out the ACM Awards, with what Rolling Stone called a “must-see performance.” Janson continues to sell-out shows on his headlining “Waitin’ on 5 Tour,” and has been announced as direct support for Chris Young’s “Raised on Country Tour.”

Westwood One’s holiday music specials, with music’s biggest and brightest star hosts, have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers. For more information, contact

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